• Access the Secret Ending

    To view the secret ending of ''Max Payne 2'', start the game in ‘Dead On Arrival’ difficulty mode, and then enter this into the developer console:

    maxpayne_gamemode->gm_sendendofgamemessages( );Shows you the secret ending (different ending) of the game

    Contributed By: I-M-INDIAN18.

  • Change Character

    Make a shortcut to maxpayne2.exe, right click on it and select ''Properties.'' Where it says ''Target:'' you will see the location of your maxpayne2.exe file. Change this text so that it reads ''C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Max Payne 2\MaxPayne2.exe'' -developerkeys.

    Once in game, press PgUp and PgDown to change your character model. Some models are special, and some levels do not work properly with this code:

    Unusable levelsGenerally, any level where Payne moves in a cutscene. ie Get in elevator
    Enemies/Payne/Mona/Vlad/VinnieNo slowmotion in Shootdodge, infinite 9mm ammo
    Bravura/Finn/'Wall Street Yuppie'/Vinnie in 'suit'No weapons

    Contributed By: Deacon Swain.

  • Console Commands

    Make a shortcut to maxpayne2.exe, right click on it and select ''Properties.'' Where it says ''Target:'' you will see the location of your maxpayne2.exe file. Change this text so that it reads ''C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Max Payne 2\MaxPayne2.exe'' -developer. Make sure that the ''-developer'' part is on the outside of the quotation marks. Start the game with this shortcut, and then press the ''~'' key while in-game to bring up the console. From there, enter one or more of the following commands:

    getallweaponsAll Weapons
    clearClear console screen
    mortalDisable God Mode
    getgraphicsnovelpart1Fill in part of the story line
    getgraphicsnovelpart2Fill in part of the story line
    getgraphicsnovelpart3Fill in part of the story line
    gethealthGet 1000 Health
    getpainkillersGet 1000 Painkillers
    getberettaGet Beretta with 1000 ammo
    getcoltcommandoGet Colt Commando with 1000 ammo
    getdeserteagleGet Desert Eagle with 1000 ammo
    getdragunovGet Dragunov with 1000 ammo
    getingramGet Ingram with 1000 ammo
    getkalashnikovGet Kalashnikov with 1000 ammo
    getmolotovGet Molotov cocktail with 1000 ammo
    getmp5Get MP5 with 1000 ammo
    getpumpshotgunGet Pump-action Shotgun with 1000 ammo
    getsawedshotgunGet Sawed-off Shotgun with 1000 ammo
    getsniperGet Sniper Gun with 1000 ammo
    getstrikerGet Striker Gun with 1000 ammo
    godGod Mode
    coderGod Mode, All Weapons, Health, Inifinite Ammo
    jump10Jump 10 high
    jump20Jump 20 high
    jump30Jump 30 high
    helpMany more debug commands
    quitQuit game
    getbullettimeRestores bullet time hourglass to full
    showextendedfpsShow Extended FPS Rate
    showfpsShow FPS Rate
    showhudTurn on HUD

    Contributed By: Deflux, kilrwolf, Ludicrous, and j dub 23.

  • Speed up / slow down the game

    Start the game with the -developerkeys tagline at the end of the shortcut. While in game, press home and end to speed up or slow down the game.

    Contributed By: Krakka.


  • Lots of Empty Clips

    Similar to the glitch in Max Payne 1 which allows you to drop the same clip on the ground numerous times by jumping, this involves the same technique. Once you've hit the reload button, do a jump roll (NOT [shift] bulletdodge) to the left, right, or back, as soon as the clip is coming out, when you come out of the jump roll, Max will drop the clip again, and the process can begin anew. However, jumping up or forward will not affect the reload.

    Contributed By: RhinoH.

  • Super Jump

    Switch from a one handed weapon (pistols, SMG's) to a two handed weapon (shotgun, rifle) or vice versa and immediately press jump.

    Contributed By: gta3kilchy.


  • Unlocking game modes

    To unlock the game modes:

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Unlock "Dead on Arrival" difficultyComplete "Hard-Boiled" difficulty once
    Unlock Hard Boiled, New York Minute, Dead Man Walking modesComplete "Detective" difficulty once

    Contributed By: Wario64.

Easter Eggs

  • In Memoriam (eerie)

    This could be found on Part 1 Chapter 7 (The Million Dollar Question) After entering the room with a cleaner talking to another outside a window, take em off both. Jump into the lift outside the window and press the button to make your way down the scaffoldings. Make your way further down the scaffoldings into another window below where you've just seen a man taken off. Blast the cleaner inside with a shotgun (preferably! bang!) and instead of going inside, move your way further to the left side of the building (walk on the ledge). There you'll see an open window with some sort of faint light emanating from the inside. See for yourself what's inside the room! Eeerie!

    Contributed By: abdoncolina.

  • Kung Fu Poster

    In part 1, chapter 6 go through the entrie fun house til you are in Mona's hideout. Once Inside look around in Mona's gym area. You will find a poster of the famous Max Payne 1 mod Kung fu by Kenneth Yeung.

    Contributed By: AuXoIs.


  • Instantly Unlock All Gameplay Modes

    Go to Start Menu->Run and type in ''regedit''. Press Enter.
    In the directory tree on the left, Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Remedy Entertainment->Max Payne 2. Click on the ''Game Level'' folder, and some items will appear on the right side of the screen. Right-Click and select New->DWORD Value

    Double-Click on the entry you just made and set the value to 1. Rename the entries to the following:

    LevelSelector - Unlocks ''Level Select'' mode
    timedmode - Unlocks ''New York Minute'' and ''Dead Man Walking'' modes
    nightmare - Unlocks ''Hard-Broiled'' mode
    hell - Unlocks ''Dead On Arrival'' mode

    Contributed By: hel.

  • Special Ending

    To get the special ending, simply beat Dead on Arrival mode

    Contributed By: Wario64.

  • Taking cool screenshots

    Start the game with maxpayne2.exe -developerkeys -screenshot.
    To do this you right click on your shortcut (which is usually on your desktop) and add -developerkeys -screenshot after the target line, here's an example:

    ''C:/Games/Max Payne 2/MaxPayne2.exe'' -developerkeys -screenshot

    Then when you're playing press the pause button and then F3 and you'll be able to move the camera around freely, and with F10 you'll take a screenshot which will be saved in a folder called 'screenshots' in your Max Payne 2 folder. To get the camera back to normal just press the F3 button two more times.

    Contributed By: FAQ GOD.

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